Thursday, November 29, 2007

It's A Boy!

We are excited to announce the latest addition to the Wilson family...a skunk.

As you likely already know from our previous posts we recently built a new home. We closed on the home in early November.

We (Dionne and Tom) slept in our new home the first night excited to have a brand new home. All was well. But on night two we heard sounds. Neither of us knew what it was. So Tom went outside armed with a broom ready to take on whatever disturbed the peace. But, alas, nothing was found. So we can came to the conclusion that it must be mice.

The next day we called the builder who sent out a pest control company. Scott, the pest control guy, brought some mice/rate bait and put it in the variouos attic spaces. A few days past and the sounds continued. Tom checked the baits, but nothing had eaten them. And in the mean time the scratching noises had moved from the ceiling over the master bedroom down to the area around the master bedroom bath tub.

When Scott came back over and looked at the area under the master bathtub it was realized that the varmint was larger than a mouse or rate. Based on the claw marks Scott said it could be a possum, racoon, or a skunk, but he predicted that it would be a skunk. So Scott went a purchased a cage, some sardines, and put the cage in our master bathroom with the warning to keep the door closes and don't mess with what is captured especially if it is a skunk.

Not wanting to miss the opportunity to have a competition, each person in the Wilson household chose what animal they thought it would be and what time it would be caught. But we caught nothing. So about a week later Scott came back and put the cage in the attic. The first night we heard our tenant scratching and banging around but he didn't take the bait. But on night two, we caught him! Tom was so excited he was giddy as a kid on Christmas. But Dionne wouldn't let him go look. So he waited until morning upon which he found our unwelcomed tenant in the trap.

So Scott came by the house with his son James and get the trap out of the attic. This was no small undertaking as he had to get a large plastic bag around the cage without getting sprayed. But God was good and the skunk was well behaved. No spray, no smell whatsoever.

So off to the woods we went to release the skunk. Scott loaded the cage on the back of his truck. And then released him.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Building a House

Well, we've been in the process of building a new home. In the mean time we are living with Dionne's mom and dad, and Tommy is commuting three days a week to attend seminary.

Here's a few photos.

Friday, September 21, 2007


Next week Parker will be the Student of the Week at school. His teacher gave him a poster to fill out about is favorite things. Here are they are:

Favorite Animal: Giraffe and Zebra

Favorite Food: Chicken

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Place: Peter Piper Pizza

Favorite Bible Story: Jonah and the Big Fish

Favorite Sport: Soccer

What He Wants To Be When He Grows Up: Firefighter

Favorite Thing to Do: Mow the Grass and Go Swimming

If he had one wish, what he would wish for: He Could Cut Trees

One of my favorite things that I like about Parker: He loves life, plays hard, works hard!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Braden's Very First Day of School

I thought I would devote this post to Braden alone. Just to prove that even when you are child #5, there are pictures of you! These pictures were taken on the day of orientation.

Summer Memories

The kids love going bike riding with Papa!

Ryan loves golf. Tommy has successfully brainwashed him!

Parker would have mowed all summer long if you would have let him. He is a hard worker! He is the only one who stays outside the whole time and helps Dad or Papa with the yard work.

The girls had a great time selling ice blue raspberry lemonade.

They even made up their own cheers in the hopes of drawing customers.

First Day of School 2007

Parker- Kindergarten
Katelyn- 5th grade
Ryan- 2nd grade
Kara - 4th grade
Braden- Pre-K
Each year the kids make signs and have their picture taken.

They are finally all in school. For the first time in 10 years, I have no little ones at home with me. Many times through the years, I had wondered what it would be like and wished it would come soon, (especially the days when I had 3 in diapers!)but I have to say, that I miss them.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Summer Swimming

Usually during the summer, we spend alot of time at the pool, but because of all the rain we have had, we have been unable to swim as much as we would have liked. But here is proof that there have been some sunny days here!

Tommy throwing Parker and Braden

Papa with my kids

Friday, July 27, 2007

Happy Birthday, Kara!

Kara turned 9 today. So hard to believe.

She is so precious!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Time with Family

This week the Wilson family went their separate ways and got to see family we don't get to see very often. While Tom was traveling for work, the boys went to Tom's parents for a week of fun- filled with swimming, fishing, and going to the beach. I'll try to post pictures of them later. That left just the girls and me at home, so on Wednesday we went with Nana and Papa to Dallas to visit Granddaddy and do some shopping at the outlet malls on the way there. We celebrated Granddaddy's birthday with my cousins and aunt and uncle. This is a picture of Granddaddy with his great grandchildren. The only ones not there were my boys and Trent's kids. It was good to see everyone.

On Friday we went to Trent's and celebrated Anna Claire's birthday. Here are pictures of Nana and Anna Claire, Papa, Trent and Harrison, and Katie, Kara and Anna Claire.

By Sunday night the Wilson family was finally under the same roof, and it was good to be together. The next day, the kids played so well together- you could tell they missed each other.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My kids

What a better way to start this journey than with my kids?

Here are some recent pictures of them.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007